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    As I thought the system is geared to serve primarily London. All lines lead to London, with cross country non-existent. To get to Leeds should be minutes, but it will not be. The system should be meshed network, not an easy way for southern based businessmen to get to branch office and back in a day. They say they will consider Manchester to Leeds in consultations. The Northern Cities need to trade with each other more to release the dead paw of London. We always get the scraps.

    Liverpool is the same distance from London as Manchester, yet the high-speed line will run through Manchester and to Liverpool it runs along slow existing track from Manchester making it 15 minutes longer from London. Liverpool is a side show.



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    I seen this on the news. It's about time we got the real Hi Speed trains as they do in France.

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    Can u imagine how expensive they'll cost to go on. They'll have a premium rate fare and we'll just grin and pay it

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Can u imagine how expensive they'll cost to go on. They'll have a premium rate fare and we'll just grin and pay it
    I went to London last year and it was 260 return. That was second class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I went to London last year and it was 260 return. That was second class.
    Wow! Book ahead,and it's only 56!

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    I was thinking that too, Steve. That's still quite expensive though, ain't it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I went to London last year and it was 260 return. That was second class.
    Ha, I went the year before and it was the same price then. Hated the place too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Wow! Book ahead,and it's only 56!
    It was expense account. Still horrendous.

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    As for the "high speed" link, the villages,and countryside, that will disappear,just so you can get to Brum' 20 minutes quicker....why?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Wow! Book ahead,and it's only 56!
    How far ahead Steve ? As i'm hoping to go down to London at the end of the month ..

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    Mine was just turn up at the station and go account. Mind you I did have to pay for her indoors too so it was expensive to me.!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    How far ahead Steve ? As i'm hoping to go down to London at the end of the month ..
    Just go onine, you can get it a lot cheaper than that. A friend of mine got it 14 to London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    Mine was just turn up at the station and go account. Mind you I did have to pay for her indoors too so it was expensive to me.!!
    Dunno why it's so dear.

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    I remember having to go to Luton for work and I decided to do the cheapest option. Took me to St albans and I had to walk to another station. On another journey home, my first train from Luton was delayed and I was unable to get my connection at nuneaton. Ended up getting a train from Birmingham to Manchester which got in at 12am and had to get a taxi home from there. Cost me (well, work) over 90 quid. I'd told the taxi driver I wanted to go to Liverpool, when he got me back to my house in Bootle, he looked at his list and said 'this Bootle, not liverpool.' He told me it was more expensive , about an extra tenner... I'm never gonna put myself out for work again

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Just go onine, you can get it a lot cheaper than that. A friend of mine got it 14 to London.
    Thanks Pab , i'll have a look now ..

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